I keep not blogging about David Iglesias’ firing from his U.S. Attorney’s job in New Mexico because it doesn’t seem like the central focus of the post should be our similar last names, but I can’t really get past it. My last name frequently gets misspelled, so when I see blogs writing about “Iglesias” on some level my instinct is to assume they’re talking about me. But, well, they aren’t. Get over it. The salient thing about the involvement of Heather Wilson and Pete Domenici is that their seats are both somewhat vulnerable. Domenici, in particular, is a classic case of a guy who as a clean incumbent is hard to beat, but where the GOP could easily lose an open seat and/or a race where the incumbent is tainted by scandal. My understanding is that the strongest possible Democratic contenders have been shying away from entering the race unless Domenici decides to step down. They should probably reconsider that.
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